Join Knit Stars Season 9 during this flash sale and get early access to Emma Fassio's workshop starting August 5th!

What’s a Knit Stars Premiere Season all about?

It’s the immersive Masterclass experience that changed the world… and it only happens once a year!

Nine years ago, we premiered the first Knit Stars Season, rooted firmly in the belief that every maker deserves a chance to learn from the best. We flew around the world to each Star’s hometown and filmed a mini-documentary and workshop with them in the intimacy of their own home studios.

Then each feature film masterclass debuted to a new worldwide community of like-minded makers, all united in our passion for connection, learning, and growth.

Now with creative, curious Yarnies in 50+ countries, Knit Stars has become a worldwide movement to Knit and Crochet the World Together.™

This year’s Premiere event is called Knit Stars Season 9: Permission to Shine and will feature 10 shining Stars filmed on location in Ireland, Shetland, Italy, Canada, and the U.S.

NEW THIS YEAR, we will be kicking off Knit Stars Season earlier than ever - with Masterclasses releasing each month, starting in July. If you’re enrolled as an Earlybird, you’ll get more time to really soak in and enjoy each release, and share in the fun and learning with your fellow Earlybirds.

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What’s a Knit Stars Premiere Season all about?

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Releasing August 4:

Emma Fassio's "One Sweater Ten Ways: Make it Modern, Make it Yours!" Premiere

Releasing Septmeber 1:

Hazel Tindel's Traditional Shetland: Colorwork Cushion with Lace Edging"

Releasing October 6:

Carolyn Bloom's Pretty, Practical, and Personal: Embroidering on Crochet

Releasing October 6:

Carolyn Bloom’s “Pretty, Practical, and Personal: Embroidering on Crochet” Premiere

Releasing November 3:

Gudrun Johnston’s “Modern Shetland: A Current Take on Lace, Colorwork, and Shetland Wool.” Premiere

Releasing December 1:

Full Season Premiere of all 10 Workshops + Live Q+As

Get a seat at the Premiere of Emma Fassio

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"One Sweater Ten Ways: Make it Modern, Make it Yours!"

On August 5th, we'll release our second Early workshop: Emma Fassio!

Discover the art of transforming any sweater pattern into a personalized masterpiece! Emma's step-by-step modules will empower you to see patterns as canvases for your imagination, master the art of customization, and embrace your unique style. With Emma's guidance, you’ll learn to listen to your instincts, make subtle adjustments, and create custom pieces that truly let you shine with confidence. Through this process, you'll cultivate a sense of self-awareness, learning to trust your creative intuition without judgment, and create wearable art that resonates with your true essence.

Exclusive June '24 offer!

Enroll now for Knit Stars Season 9: Permission to Shine to join in on the Premiere fun and access the early released workshops!

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Season 9: What's Included

  • Early releases of 5 workshops beginning June 30th (one early release a month) - and as always, you own the workshops forever and can watch on your own schedule!
  • 10 mini-documentaries
  • 10 workshops
  • 10 patterns
  • 2 Live Q+As
  • One worldwide Season 9 cohort community!
  • Access to exclusive kits and yarn (Fall '24)

Hurry! Join now to access Emma Fassio's Premiere by midnight Pacific Sunday, August 5th, 2024

 

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Hurry! Join now to access Emma Fassio's Premiere by midnight Pacific Sunday, August 5th, 2024

 

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When you join before August 5th, in addition to lifetime access to Season 9 you will also receive the following:

get all of these special bonuses

BONUS #1

NEW THIS YEAR
Longer experience with Early Workshop Access

Bonus 1

For the first time, we’ll be releasing some of the new Masterclasses early, one month at a time, starting at the end of June.

On June 30th, we will release Carol Feller's workshop for all Season 9 owners to enjoy. Come along on the Knit Stars ride with thousands of other like-minded makers and immerse yourself in her course for the entire month. Then, look forward to another course dropping each month until the entire Season releases in early December.

BONUS #2

Access to shop the special yarns, kits + bags in Wave 2 Pre-order

Bonus 2

Each Knit Star instructor collaborates with their chosen Star Maker to create Knit Stars-exclusive yarns and kits to go with the workshops. And big news: Joji + Co. has partnered with us again this year to create two new, exclusive Knit Stars bags!

Signing up now ensures you get a chance at this Season’s offerings that will open mid-July.

BONUS #3

Live Q+As with the Stars so you can get up close and personal

Bonus 3

We’ll hold two virtual events with the Stars right from their homes, so you can chat with them directly and ask any questions about their patterns and workshops. Plus you’ll hear the inside scoop on how it felt to film their workshop, and what they have coming up next. It’s always super fun and energizing!

BONUS #4

Exclusive new patterns included

Bonus 4

Most Stars will provide new, exclusive patterns as part of their workshops. Be among the first in the world to make them, along with your Knit Stars friends. These aren’t your run-of-the mill patterns. They’re the very latest offerings from some of the greatest talents designing on the planet right now. This bonus is a $100+ value in and of itself!

BONUS #5

Ultra-positive, global community

Bonus 5

This year for the first time we will have a dedicated Facebook community especially for our Season 9 enrollees! Share the excitement of the early Masterclass premieres with your fellow Yarnies. Make friends from around the world…get inspired by their projects, scenery and selfies…find out the best yarn shops to visit in another country…share your latest cast-ons and WIPs. It will be THE place to be, starting in July!

BONUS #6

And of course we have your back!

Bonus 6

Got questions as you immerse yourself in the experience or make your new masterpieces? Our Knit Stars team is here to help, always just an email away, and always here to make your day happier and yarn-ier. This level of ongoing support isn’t available from YouTube, books, or even in-person classes.

plus!

Shop the exclusive Season 9 Yarn Collection with yarn from your favorite dyers as well as the exclusive Season 9 bag from Joji & Co.

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Hi! I’m Shelley Brander

I’m here to Knit and Crochet The World Together.

Hi! I’m Shelley Brander, founder of Knit Stars.

I know how it can feel to be alone in your creative passion. For my first few decades as a knitter and crocheter, I was on my own! Then, at age 35, I pivoted from my broadcast production career and opened a local yarn store. I saw firsthand how one great teacher can truly change your creative life.

I created Knit Stars to bring the best teaching to yarn lovers around the globe. For years, I was afraid to fly. But now I travel to remote locations around the world, taking you directly into the homes and studios of the most brilliant designers and difference-makers.

Now in its 9th year, Knit Stars has become a learning platform like no other. One that gives us all a place to grow - in confidence and connection.

I personally invite you to join us. Wherever you are in your journey, you truly deserve the Knit Stars Masterclass experience. You and your creativity are worth it!

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Meet your new Knit Stars and get ready to shine with them!

Each year we comb through thousands of suggestions from our fans and scour the global yarn-o-sphere for designers and makers doing the most innovative, inspiring things - not just with their hands, but also with their hearts.

Then we work intensively with each new Star to plan our trip to film their documentary and plot out their exclusive workshop content that will never be available anywhere else. 

Every Knit Stars Masterclass is as beautiful and unique as the Stars themselves. Each feature-film quality, high-definition workshop will take you somewhere new, teach you something empowering, and open your mind and heart in a way you didn’t expect. By the end of the Season, you’ll feel like you’ve made 10 new, fabulous, fiber friends and have a whole new community behind you. You may not even recognize the maker you’ve become - you’ll be shining so brightly!

Join us as we celebrate our shared craft. Meet the 10 amazing humans who you’ll get to know, connect, and learn from in Season 9: Permission to Shine!

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Carol Feller

"Celtic Cable Deep Dive: With a Reversible Twist!"

Embark on an immersive exploration of Celtic cable knitting through the creation of an adaptable project - your choice, scarf or blanket! Learn about the differences between woolen and worsted spun yarns and the unique characteristics of Irish yarns, spun to perfection at the Irish mill where waste becomes nupps, adding a touch of rustic charm. Master reversible cable techniques, gain insights into tracking your knitting progress, and elevate your entire craft!

Hazel Tindall

"Traditional Shetland: Colorwork Cushion with Lace Edging"

Immerse yourself in the enchanting world of authentic Shetland design as Hazel guides you through crafting a cushion using traditional techniques, motifs, and colors. Learn essential techniques including provisional cast-on, seamless lace joining, chart-reading, and colorwork, as well as mastering decreases, shaping, and seamless finishing. Discover various washing and dressing techniques to perfect your creation. Plus, get an introduction to the knitting belt, enhancing your understanding and appreciation of Shetland knitting traditions.

Gudrun Johnston

"Modern Shetland: A Current Take on Lace, Colorwork, and Shetland Wool."

This course combines Shetland traditions with a modern interpretation. Explore the rich history and qualities of Shetland yarn while crafting a wearable cowl that blends Shetland lace and colorwork. Discover unique techniques that naturally lend themselves to the properties of this woolly wool. Join local filming excursions in Shetland where Gudrun will take you on an adventure choosing colors inspired by the island's landscapes, giving you a peek into the process of producing this fiber and her very own custom color, and sharing her own personal connection to Shetland and its knitting traditions.

Emma Fassio

"One Sweater Ten Ways: Make it Modern, Make it Yours!"

Discover the art of transforming any sweater pattern into a personalized masterpiece! Emma's step-by-step modules will empower you to see patterns as canvases for your imagination, master the art of customization, and embrace your unique style. With Emma's guidance, you’ll learn to listen to your instincts, make subtle adjustments, and create custom pieces that truly let you shine with confidence. Through this process, you'll cultivate a sense of self-awareness, learning to trust your creative intuition without judgment, and create wearable art that resonates with your true essence.

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"Crochet Runway: Fashion-Forward Stitches to Elevate Any Project"

This is a practical course designed to enhance your crochet skills and elevate the way you look at crochet! Learn how to find inspiration, master intermediate and advanced stitches, select garments, measure accurately, and choose the right yarn and stitch patterns. Explore gauge, style, panel construction, hand-sewing techniques, and garment styling to enhance your creations. Practice your new skills with a low-risk, high-impact cowl of your own. Bonus: Discover social media and marketing strategies to promote your work effectively.

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"Designing Garments 101: How to design, grade, and sell your first sweater pattern."

Get empowered with the must-have skills and knowledge to craft your own knitwear creations. From designer basics to an introduction of grading and how to share your creations with the world, you’ll learn all the essential steps. Discover where to get pattern inspiration, how to put it to paper, how to go about choosing your yarn, cast-on stitch count, garment construction style, and grading for the perfect fit. Finally, discover the essentials of publishing your design into the world!

Gary Boston

"Share your Shine: How to be a Craftivist (with bonus on self-striping yarns)"

Embrace the magic of craftivism and use your craft for good! Learn to organize impactful events, coordinate drives, collaborate with organizations, and foster community involvement. Explore the intricacies of running a Make-Along (“MAL”), from pattern selection to project management to promotion. And BONUS: You know those self-striping yarns we all love to collect, but are never quite sure how to use? Explore the versatility of these irresistible yarns, experimenting with different techniques and playing with Gary’s latest, exclusive design.

Carolyn Bloom

"Pretty, Practical, and Personal: Embroidering on Crochet"

Learn to create stunning embroidered pieces without traditional tools, focusing on the crochet fabric's natural guidance. Discover the importance of drape, master anchor stitches, and motifs, and explore the finer details of reversible embroidery. Assess the impact of embroidery on fabric and learn how to apply these techniques to future projects. Enjoy a bonus fashion show of embroidered creations, plus get guidance on further exploration through patterns and tutorials.

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"Amagurumi: Size - I Mean, Yarn - Matters!"

Dive into the world of amigurumi (the art of knitting or crocheting small, stuffed creatures) while you explore a practical approach to yarn selection, gauge, and swatching. Using one plushie pattern offered with sizes in different gauge yarns, you’ll explore how different yarn and hook/needle combinations can create different effects, both in texture and size. Learn the importance of gauge and master the art of swatching to understand how the choices you make will influence the overall feel of your final project. Whether you’re crafting cuddly creatures or more intricate designs, this course will empower you to make informed choices.

Willie Smith

"Yarn Freedom: Successful Substitution"

You asked for it and we delivered! This is a comprehensive course designed to empower knitters in effectively substituting yarn bases, gauges, weights, and fiber contents. Led by Willie Smith, renowned for his inspiring and empowering teaching style, this course addresses a critical need within the knitting community. Willie's expertise and passion for education make him the ideal leader for this discussion. This course promises to provide valuable insights and practical strategies to use accessible materials for your favorite projects.

What makes the Knit Stars

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Filmed on location with each Star by an award-winning filmography crew

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High-definition workshops are beautifully shot and easily digestible

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Each workshop is 1-3 hours in length - comparable to a 6-hour, in-person class

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You own the workshops and can watch them on your own time

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Pause, rewind, fast-forward, and return to them as often as you like

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Watch on your desktop or laptop, with the option to download

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Watch on the go with your mobile device using the Kajabi app

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Stream to your smart TV, Apple TV, Roku, or Amazon Firestick

*Photos above represent the benefits of a Knit Stars Season and were from past Knit Stars Seasons.

Knit Stars gives back.

When you treat yourself to Knit Stars Season 9
you’re also doing good for the world!

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Mattie's Meals

Each year, Knit Stars teams up with a worthy cause to contribute a portion of the Premiere Season's proceeds. This year, we are honored to work with the Colvin family of LolaBean Yarn Co. to support Mattie's Meals.

Adella's late mother, Matilde "Mattie" Cruz, was a veteran and received chemotherapy treatments during her battle with cancer at the Bronx VA. While undergoing treatment, Mattie's instinct to take care of others did not wane and she would often cook and bring meals in for patients and staff.

Her legacy continues through Mattie's Meals which will provide patients hot meals while they undergo their treatments. We are honored to support Mattie's Meals, the Bronx Veterans Medical Research Foundation, and the Colvin Family.

It’s about more than the things we make.

As makers, it’s easy for us to get caught up in toxic productivity. We judge ourselves by our stash, our WIPs, how many projects we complete, how long our queues are, how perfect our makes are…the list goes on and on.

The beauty of the Knit Stars Premiere experience is that it’s not just about the things we make. It’s about the time and space we make for ourselves and our creativity. 

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Every maker deserves time to simply swim in their passion - even if you never make a stitch. Did you know that it’s scientifically proven that we can dramatically improve a skill just by watching? You don’t need to justify investing in Knit Stars by making all the things. You can simply treat yourself, sit back, relax, and enjoy the experience.

Here’s what people have said about previous Knit Stars Season Experiences!

“It's a beautiful opportunity to learn a lot of different techniques and the fact that you can learn at your own pace and refer back to it when you need to, that's a huge, huge draw because not everybody learns at the same speed.”

Jeanette S.

“I feel like l've been given a treasure map. I am so grateful for the diversity of the workshops...Each one of the workshops has given me insight into not just how to knit, but why l knit.”

Mary A.

“I joined Knit Stars from the very beginning and will sign up for Season 9.... cannot imagine my knitting world without it.”

Wanda F.

“Knit Stars Masterclass is like sitting with friends who teach you great techniques and new ideas and just inspire you and give you the confidence to tackle any project!”

Debbie S.

“So worth it.”

Shavetta C.

“I compare Knit Stars to a really good travel guide book which has led me to places I'd never have discovered on my own. And like a guide book, I can refer to it time and time again.”

Grace F.

Exclusive June '24 offer!

Enroll now for Knit Stars Season 9: Permission to Shine to join in on the Premiere fun and access the early released workshops!

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Season 9: What's Included

  • Early releases of 5 workshops beginning June 30th (one early release a month) - and as always, you own the workshops forever and can watch on your own schedule!
  • 10 mini-documentaries
  • 10 workshops
  • 10 patterns
  • 2 Live Q+As
  • One worldwide Season 9 cohort community!
  • Access to exclusive kits and yarn

Hurry! Join now to access Carol Feller's Premiere by midnight Pacific Sunday, June 30th, 2024

 

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